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Magazine Archives

January-February 2019

January-February 2019

Truth be told, I was not a Boy Scout, or at least not a very good scout and not for very long. But I think there are some lessons for supply chain managers in the Scout motto: Be prepared. When I Wiki’d it this morning, I found the following: Be prepared, which means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty.
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January-February 2019

January-February 2019

Truth be told, I was not a Boy Scout, or at least not a very good scout and not for very long. But I think there are some lessons for supply chain managers in the Scout motto: Be prepared. When I Wiki’d it this morning, I found the following: Be prepared, which means you are always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty.

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January-February 2019 Features

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A 2019 motto: Be prepared
In this January Issue of Supply Chain Management Review...

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Oil Update: Specter of $100/barrel
From the demand side, the first signs of cheaper oil appeared as a precipitous drop that was the result of the Great...

6
Navigating the road to digital supply chain transformation
Identifying a starting point in the journey is not easy, especially when companies are deluged with information and advice on how they...

8
Recession Readiness 2018 vs. 2007: Did we learn anything?
If history is our guide, economies take a turn every nine years. Yet time and again, a strong business cycle and fading...

14
Truck Driver Shortage: No one behind the wheel
According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the industry is short about 63,000 drivers today. By 2026, the ATA estimates that number will be...

21
Intermodal to the rescue
There are no easy answers to the trucker shortage, but a project in Oregon demonstrates that intermodal could help save the trucking...

26
Beyond Cryptocurrency: Blockchain as a Value Creator and Connector
For companies reliant on strategic partnerships or those seeking to increase the transparency of interactions between consumers or business partners, blockchain presents...

30
Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Visualizing the Possibilities
Many supply chain leaders view digitization as a mandate for competition, yet the first steps to developing an overall strategy are unclear....

42
The Retail Supply Chain hits the bricks (for clicks)
In an era of shrinking bricks-and-mortar footprints, offline retailers can find a new use for their real estate by bringing e-commerce fulfillment...

49
Optimizing a maintenance turnaround
Maintenance tasks can be tricky—especially when some equipment can’t be repaired while the plant is running. TurnarounDs can be mitigated...

52
Virtual Summit 2018 - Transportation Management Roundup: Navigating the new realities
Our latest Virtual Summit tackles the most serious transportation issues facing shippers and explains what companies can do to operate smarter and...

62
Technology benefits sales and operations planning
Technology can take S&OP to the next level, but only if it supports a robust process.

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If history is our guide, economies take a turn every nine years. Yet time and again, a strong business cycle and fading memories convince us the good times will go on forever. Ten years after the great recession, we surveyed 100 manufacturing firms to find out if businesses are ready to fight through the next recession.
Truck Driver Shortage: No one behind the wheel
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